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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Xiaochao Ma, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This practical book covers principles, applications, and methodology of pharmacogenomics in clinical therapeutics.
Purpose: It is intended to present comprehensive coverage of pharmacogenomics and to highlight the applications in clinical therapeutics.
Audience: This book is valuable for physicians and scientists who use or want to use genetic approaches to monitor drug safety and efficacy.
Features: It starts with principles of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. The main body of the book illustrates applications of pharmacogenomics in warfarin therapy, cancer chemotherapy, anesthesia and pain management, immunosuppressants, cardiovascular drugs, antiretroviral therapy, psychoactive drugs, and adverse drug-drug interactions. It also details methodology of pharmacogenomics for clinical practice.
Assessment: This book is unique in its focus on the application of pharmacogenomics in clinical therapeutics.